MoviePass Might Not Let You See Mission Impossible: Fallout This Weekend

MoviePass looks to be having some money problems.

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After an unfortunate debacle that vexed movie goers hoping to see Mission Impossible: Fallout on opening night, MoviePass released a lengthy statement apologizing for the problem, which was essentially that it ran out of money, and explained the new pricing model going forward.

The statement opens with an apology announcing that the issue had been resolved, calling it an "outage in the app". It went on to speak about the new peak-pricing model and explained that it is the alternative to raising subscription prices. The idea is that it will be more expensive to see a popular movie on opening weekend than it will be if you wait until the hype dies down.

The real kicker, though, is about what movies and theaters are available. Part of the statement reads, "certain movies may not always be available in every theater in our platform." Which is to say that in some cases, you may not even be able to see popular movies at all. It then tries to lessen the impact of this by comparing it to streaming sites where not every movie is on every platform, but that seems like a pretty different set of circumstances.

Blackouts for popular movies aren't new for MoviePass, but they're going to be a more common practice from now on. Basically, you might not get to see Mission Impossible: Fallout in your local theater this weekend.

The statement ends by talking about how much good the service does for the entertainment industry by encouraging people to go see movies at non-peak times. At the end of the day, though, the MoviePass restrictions are only growing, and with more subscription services coming out, it doesn't look good for MoviePass.

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Imagine that.. a service that sounded too good to be true, WAS.

No reason to see movies in theater these days anyway when it costs more than a month of (insert streaming service). Redbox is always an option too. I guarantee there’s something good you haven’t seen yet, so don’t even argue that it’s not the “latest flicks”

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this company is on the verge of crumbling... i don't think customers have much confidence left in the service. if this company thinks you would be foolish enough to buy an annual pass so that they can claim bankruptcy and run away with your money, they are dreaming. i knew this service was too good to be true... and it still is, but not for long.

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Hopefully these restrictions push out all the abusers of the service and we can get back to how it started. I don't see movies on release day anyway.

It worked fine for everyone with a busy schedule who just wanted to save a few bucks when finally had time to go see a movie. Basically greedy people ruining it for everyone else - as usual.

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Subscriber since launch -- just canceled recently because of all the bullshit that's been going on.

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So it's the service with what you can see shitty movies

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Just saw the new Mission Impossible last night. It was the best one. Some of the best action I’ve ever seen.

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Well unfortunately MoviePass fell victim to the human element. Where people could have enjoyed it as advertised, greed immediately set in and people abused it which made these(likely ultimately inevitable anyway) restrictions come much faster

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@Sepewrath: yes, people are selfish and greedy. welcome to planet earth. we all knew this service wasn't sustainable...

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Movie Pass is the sad tale of a too-good-to-be-true service that was rampantly abused and gradually became worse and worse as it continued to limp toward its inevitable demise.

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